Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

3 Crucial Realizations for Becoming a Better Parent

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Every good parent wants to become better. After quickly learning life isn’t just about you anymore, every decision takes on a new dimension. You no longer ask what is best, but what is best for your children. And you try to make the right decisions, but things don’t always work out how you envisioned. Here […]

Fighter Pilots and the Fundamentals of Basic Homeschool Maneuvering

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As a fighter pilot and father of five, I’ve had the privilege to watch my wife enlist into service as a homeschooling mom. I quickly learned that she would be engaged in combat far more than I ever would be as a fighter pilot. Every mom and dad brave enough to follow the calling of […]

Father’s Day: Revelation Through Prayer

Father's Day Revelation Through Prayer

I love my father. I am thankful for him today, as I am every day. A few years back, I captured that sentiment in a Father’s Day post titled “A Father’s Legacy: Memories From a Thankful Son.” But this Father’s Day, I want to tell you a story about another father, and the answer he gave to a […]

Farewell For Now to a Fighter

Farewell for now to a fighter His presence did grace Throughout every clime And in every place From a special design Was he breathed unto life Whose words mended the broken And cut like a knife He came not with treaties Nor flags to lay down But with double-edged sword Risen o’er his crown Mors […]

Now, Say You’re Sorry and Give Them a Hug

“Now go say you’re sorry and give them a hug.” If you grew up with a sibling, you most likely heard this phrase at some point during your childhood. If you have children, you may have demanded this of them shortly before recognizing you sound just like your parents. I know I have. But is […]

While He’s Away: A Poem About Being Gone

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– While I’m away The mission’s first We’ll put our best against their worst But victory will fail to quench my thirst While I’m away  – While I’m away The silence settles in The mood is calm, the air is thin My kingdom for one morn’ of childrens’ din While I’m away  – While I’m […]

Choose Life: Defending Our Most Precious and Vulnerable Gifts

(To the tune of “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To” by Lesley Gore) Nobody knows where my boyfriend has gone My friends all left the same time Why were they scowling at me When they’re supposed to be kind?   It’s my body, and I’ll choose if I want to Choose if I […]

Focus Your Reach and Grasp What’s Important

This morning the reach of a tiny hand made me think about the meaning of life.  I was getting ready for work.  My 9-month-old sat on the bathroom tile, just staring at me. Chubby legs poked out of his Mossy Oak onesy, and a single tooth poked through his big smile. He sat and watched. […]

The Golden Rule and Strong Marriages

When you spoke these words, did you know you were quoting scripture? “Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12).¹ As someone who began studying Christianity late in life, I was surprised to see how much our culture is built upon […]

Drowning: Lifeguard Wanted, Will Pay with Belief

Many of us are drowning and do not see the need for a lifeguard.  Before I explain further, I’m going to reference a horrific event. It’s natural to be nauseated after hearing about the horrors uncovered by the Gosnell trial. You will not find the details of the trial here.  If you are interested, Google […]